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A spittoon.

[Portuguese, from cuspir, to spit, from Latin cōnspuere, to spit upon : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + spuere, to spit.]


another word (esp US) for spittoon
[C18: from Portuguese, from cuspir to spit, from Latin conspuere, from spuere to spit]


(ˈkʌs pɪˌdɔr)

a large bowl, often of metal, serving as a receptacle for spit, esp. from chewing tobacco.
[1770–80; < Portuguese: literally, spitter =cusp(ir) to spit « Latin conspuere to cover with spit]


A receptacle for spit, usually from either snuff dipping or tobacco chewing. Generally considered the same as a Spittoon, although spittoons tended to be shorter than cuspidors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cuspidor - a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)cuspidor - a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in


[ˈkʌspɪdɔːʳ] N (US) → escupidera f, salivadera f (S. Cone)


n (US) → Spucknapf m
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Filtered reagent grade water, unsalted crackers and a cuspidor were provided for rinsing the palate and expectoration.
Without much persuasion," according to a crime-beat reporter, "Hunt was induced to stand with the cuspidor on his head.
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